Thursday, May 13, 2004

Game 34

Final Score:

Boston Red Sox 4, Cleveland Indians 6

Let the following be resolved: like the Orioles of last year, the 2004 Indians are a bane upon the Red Sox...and Pedro is a Golden God for having beat them twice (alright, so he got a no decision two nights ago, but that's not a loss and the Sox won anyway). That said, the Angels had the grace to beat the Yankees last night, so the precious, precious half game lead is preserved. I will take it as a good omen that said lead still exists, because I don't remember it existing this late in the spring for at least the past two years.

So Francona opted to go with another pitcher instead of a batter to take Arroyo's spot in the bullpen as Arroyo reenters the rotation, in the form of Jamie Brown...I do believe I approve. No point in lessening the depth of the bullpen and with the expected return of Nixon and Garciaparra, bringing in another bat who'll end up getting sent back to Pawtucket in a month anyway. This is a good opportunity to develop another pitcher.

Damn straight I'll be listening to the game tonight...YANKEES SUCK!